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Quantifiers in natural language are generally closed-class words or expressions which indicate or involve the notion of a set’s quantity or size. They generally operate on a noun and its adjuncts in a noun phrase.

In Hebrew, there is no form especially typical for quantifiers, and they may vary morphologically and syntactically. Quantifiers are usually positioned before the noun, as in (1a), where the first כל kol is a quantifier and the second is a determiner. In some cases, quantifiers may be positioned after the…

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Netzer, Yael, “Quantifier”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000208>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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